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Scott Sinclair wanting to stay in Scotland is the wisest choice

Friday 12th May 2017
Another season another league title for Celtic. The much maligned SPL has again been clinched by the men in green and white and as usual with little to no challenge from opposition. Along with their table-topping season star man, Scott Sinclair has deservedly clinched the player of the year award.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City hopeful Scott Sinclair came on to the scene with a great deal of promise and excitement after loan spells at Wigan in 2009 and 2010. He moved to Swansea City the following season as they found play-off final success in a game which Sinclair stole the show with a hat-trick. Anyone who didn't know his name certainly did after that day and was dubbed as a young player to watch out for in the forthcoming Premier League campaign. However after a tough season with Swansea Sinclair made possibly the worst move of his career and signed for Manchester City where he made just 11 appearances before loan spells at West Brom and Aston Villa. The once promising and exciting young man was now close to 30 than 20 and seen as a flop by all.

However, after a tough season with Swansea, Scott Sinclair made possibly the worst move of his career and signed for Manchester City where he made just 11 appearances before loan spells at West Brom and Aston Villa. The once promising and exciting young man was now closer to 30 than 20 and seen as a flop by all.
Scott Sinclair made his escape last summer and signed for Celtic and hasn't looked back. With 21 league goals in 32 appearances, Sinclair has been the star player for the league champions and has finally found a home in which he can showcase his talents. Of course, most will argue that the league standard is so low that any player can perform there but at 28 years of age perhaps playing in such a league and being the best player is exactly what Sinclair needs after years of Premier League struggle. At Celtic Park, he can be the main man, be the player who entertains and excites the league and judging by recent comments he is keen to keep up his exploits along with his side's domination.

"I moved to City and it didn't work out. I went to Villa and got relegated. Now I'm enjoying playing every week, scoring goals, being back to my best. Why would I want to ruin that?

You could easily sit there and criticise Sinclair's ambition and desire to push himself further after a season in a relatively low standard of league. However, when you look at how he has struggled and his form has dipped in the past four years prior to the move to Scotland can you really begrudge him a bit of success? A bit of feel good in his day to day activities. Yes, his failures in the Premier League leave him to blame in terms of his ability and effort to the cause but it's never nice to see a player struggling to find his feet after such early promise. The move to Celtic has been the most successful of his career to date and if he is settled and happy then taking a risk on moving could just prove the same as his previous Premier League ventures.

At 28 Sinclair has, without doubt, passed the “up and coming talent” stage of his career, he is supposedly in his prime years and a move to take on a bigger challenge, whilst commendable as it would be, could set him backwards and in turn leave him unhappy and regrettable about a move. After all, a move back to the Premier League could prove to be a repeat of the past for the SPL player of the year.

A post shared by Scotty Sinclair (@scotty__sinclair) on May 8, 2017 at 8:59am PDT

Ryan Stewart

23 years old, Sport Journalism graduate living in Salford. Work in web content in Media city and always looking to break in to sports writing. Manchester United season ticket holder.


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